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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The BSR January 2024 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

The dark side of the New Hollywood, a 1960s classic, and movies with musical accompaniment open up the new year. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:16AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The BSR December 2023 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Holiday classics abound, a milestone anniversary for Spielberg, and wrapping up the Sight and Sound top 100 films of all-time. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:52AM
Monday, November 13, 2023

The Philadelphia Jewish Film + Media Fall Fest presents Remembering Gene Wilder by Stephen Silver

The 2023 Philadelphia Jewish Film + Media Fall Fest opened with the local premiere of director Ron Frank’s Remembering Gene Wilder: a hugely enjoyable walk through the legendary actor’s …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:49PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The BSR November 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

November is a month for a lot of cinema classics, from the best filmmakers, at theaters around the Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:12PM
Monday, October 23, 2023

The 2023 Philadelphia Film Festival opens with American Fiction and Stand Up & Shout: Songs From a Philly High School by Stephen Silver

The Philadelphia Film Society presents the 32nd Philadelphia Film Festival, with producer John Legend attending the premieres of American Fiction and Stand Up & Shout: Sounds from a Phil…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:14PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The BSR October 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

October movies include Halloween classics, more entries from the Sight and Sound 100 collection, and Coen Brothers seminars. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:29PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The BSR September 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver curates movie screenings for the Philly area in September, including Whit Stillman’s 90s class The Last Days of Disco and a rare showing of a documentary about the ever-cont…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:33PM
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The BSR August 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

There’s more to the movie theaters than Barbie and Oppenheimer in August. Stephen Silver rounds up screenings in the area for the month.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:40PM
Saturday, July 8, 2023

Dwell Here and Prosper, by Chris Eagle by Stephen Silver

The real-life diary of a stroke survivor and Philly sports lover who entered an assisted-living facility in Delaware County in the 1990s inspires debut novelist Chris Eagle’s Dwell Here an…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:02PM
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

The BSR July 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

The Blobfest is back! Jurassic Park at the Mann with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hitchcock seminars, Bruce Lee double feature, and more screenings this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:00PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Bucks County Playhouse presents Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick… Boom! by Stephen Silver

Bucks County Playhouse’s Tick, Tick… Boom! tops the recent film version, with two facts hanging over any version of the show: Jonathan Larson will create the megahit Rent, and he’ll di…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:24PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The BSR June 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up movie screenings for June, including a handful of Harrison Ford films outside of the Indiana Jones universe.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:36PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The return of the Jewish New Media Festival by Stephen Silver

The festival is back after a four-year hiatus, with Kosha Dillz and Karen Cinnamon leading the way. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:23PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The BSR May 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

May sees familiar screenings like Goodfellas and Rocky Horror, but this month also has some rare, unique offerings. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:41PM
Monday, April 17, 2023

The Philadelphia Film Society presents SpringFest 2023 by Stephen Silver

This year’s PFS SpringFest featured 18 films in three days, including Ray Romano’s directorial debut, genre-bending action in Polite Society, and Sisu, about a violent rout of the Nazis …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:04PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The BSR April 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver previews film screenings and events for April in the Greater Philadelphia area, including a visit from Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, a Toshiro Mifune retrospective, and…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:29PM
Monday, March 27, 2023

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Cabaret by Stephen Silver

Cabaret has deep roots and a long life beyond its 1966 Broadway premiere, and a new production at Bristol Riverside Theatre honors the original creators’ intentions. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:48PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The BSR March 2023 repertory film roundup by Stephen Silver

March screenings include Rent, Philadelphia, and One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, from the late French auteur Agnès Varda. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The BSR February 2023 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up February with some great movie screenings for the coldest month of the year.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:13PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes, by Stephen A. Smith by Stephen Silver

Longtime Philly sports columnist Stephen A. Smith went from The Inquirer to the airwaves of ESPN, and his new memoir details a fascinating life. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:58PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The BSR January 2023 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up a robust movie screenings list to kick off the new year.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:21PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The BSR December 2022 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Holiday cheer at the cinemas, and screenings outside of the Christmas fare coming this month in the greater Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:25PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents Karaoke, A Radiant Girl, and America by Stephen Silver

The 2022 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival celebrates 41 years with screenings at the Weitzman and other venues November 12 through 19. Stephen Silver reviews three picks.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:07PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The BSR November 2022 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up the Philadelphia area's November movie screenings.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:58PM
Monday, October 24, 2022

The Philadelphia Film Festival presents Decision to Leave, The Banshees of Inisherin, and Armageddon Time by Stephen Silver

Three films featured at this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival, which runs through October 30, 2022, are headed to local cinemas soon. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:10PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Celebrating indie films for 25 years with the FirstGlance Film Festival by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver previews the upcoming FirstGlance Film Festival.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:56PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The BSR October 2022 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

An assortment of the scary, the spooky, and the magical will screen throughout the month in the Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:49PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Our American Family zooms in on addiction in one real-life Philly home by Stephen Silver

Substance abuse and addiction are common topics onscreen, but a new documentary about family life while striving for sobriety is an essential and intimate look at the struggle. Stephen Silve…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:41PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

September 2022 BSR repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up film screenings in the Philly area for September.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:47PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Maori Karmel Holmes talks the 11th annual BlackStar Film Festival by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver spoke with BlackStar's founder, artistic director, and CEO Maori Karmel Holmes about this year's film festival.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:11PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Netflix presents Jeremiah Zagar’s Hustle by Stephen Silver

The set of Hustle, the latest from star Adam Sandler, was hard to avoid during its extensive on-location Philly shoots. Now it’s out on Netflix, for fans of Sandler and the Sixers alike. S…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:21PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards